Edwards v Governors of Hanson School [2001] IRLR 733 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal remedies: Employer-caused illness is relevant to determination of compensatory award

    Date:
    15 March 2001

    An employment tribunal was wrong to conclude that an employee's allegations, that unfair treatment over a period of years at the hands of his employer caused, perpetuated and exacerbated the problems of work-related stress and depression that led to his dismissal, were irrelevant to the question whether it would be "just and equitable" to make a compensatory award for unfair dismissal under s.123(1) of the Employment Rights Act ("the ERA"), holds the EAT in Edwards v Governors of Hanson School.